Arkansas has a town that has made "THE" list, the big list of the Top 10 World destinations. Can you believe it? That would be destinations on the planet. Which town is it? Hang on, let's check out which cities also made the list. 

Frankly, I agree, having been to this Arkansas city twice, and my wife and I love it. We had no idea it would rank up there with these destinations:

#5. Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Graceland - Canva
Memphis, TN - Graceland - Canva
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Indeed...  with the Southern roots of the Blues, Rock & Roll, and even Country music including Graceland, Memphis BBQ, St Jude Children's Hospital and so much more, it's no surprise this city made the list.

#4. Antigua, Guatalama

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Antigua, Guatamala - canva
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I have never been there but I do have several friends who have and they just loved it. Amazing old-world charm with colorful buildings, nice people, and even a volcano. It is absolutely on my bucket list for someday.

#3. Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway - Google Maps
Stavanger, Norway - Google Maps
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It's the first time I've ever heard of this beautiful city in Norway. After scanning a few pictures around the area on Google Maps, I think you'll agree it belongs on the list.

#2. Gizo, Solomon Islands

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Gizo, Solomon Islands - Canva
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Whenever the conversation comes around to islands, unless they are near the poles of our little blue planet, I'm in. Especially a drop-dead gorgeous destination like this.

#1. Yucatán, Mexico

Chechen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico - Google Maps
Chichen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico - Google Maps
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The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. The Mayan ruins at Chechen Itza are incredible and the beaches all over that part of the world will blow your mind. Been there, done that, would go back again tomorrow.

So what city in Arkansas made the Top 10 best travel destinations for 2024?

Metal Chickens - Eureka Springs, AR - JimWeaver
Metal Chickens - JimWeaver
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#10. Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs AR - Google Maps
Eureka Springs AR - Google Maps
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Who knew? While there are many beautiful locations in the Great State of Arkansas, not many compare to the natural beauty of Eureka Springs. No matter what you like to do on vacation or a short getaway, you will probably find it there. Hiking trails, mountainous terrain, ghost hunting in old hotels, shopping, healing spring waters, and even religious pilgrimages can be had if your destination is Eureka Springs.

Jim Weaver, Townsquare Media
Jim Weaver, Townsquare Media
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Congratulations Eureka Springs on making a pretty prestigious list. If you would like to see more of the Top 10, or even the Top 50 Travel Destinations for 2024, click on the link for TravelLemming.com.

Haunted Crescent Hotel and Spa - Eureka Springs, AR

Gallery Credit: Jim Weaver

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